Avalanche headed to Yarmouth for Cook's Dairy Classic

Dan Boyd
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After having their Saturday night Valley High School Hockey League game postponed against the Digby Mariners this past week, the Avon View Avalanche boys’ hockey team will attempt to win their first Cook's Dairy Cup since December 2009.

The boys travel to Yarmouth this weekend for the three-day tournament.

Luck was not with the Avalanche when the game times were drawn as the high school team will play back-to-back games Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, against two powerful hockey teams.

The first game will be against their arch nemesis, the Parkview Panthers, who currently occupy second place in the Valley High School Hockey League standings. The Panthers have a 5-0-1 record compared to the Avalanche's 4-3 record.

The Parkview game starts at 2:30 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m., when they have barely caught their breath, the Avalanche go up against the Sir John A MacDonald Flames, a powerful team from the Metro High School Hockey League.

The Flames are 10-3 on the season and hold down second place in the Metro league, only two points out of first place.

Tournament playoffs will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning with the ninth place team playing the eighth place team. While it might be a tiresome way to win a hockey tournament, the Avalanche could lose both games Friday and then go on a winning streak straight to the championship game.  The only catch is that it would take only one loss Saturday to be eliminated from the tournament.

The tournament championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8.

Organizations: Avon View Avalanche, Valley High School Hockey League, Parkview Panthers Metro High School Hockey League

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Windsor

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